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Experienced Educator To Join Central Office Team

The Massapequa School District announces the appointment of Dr. Michelle Walsh as Assistant to the Superintendent for Instructional Services. She was appointed by the board of education at their Sept. 7 meeting, and she assumes her new position on Oct. 10.

Dr. Walsh comes to Massapequa with more than 25 years of experience in education. Most recently, she served as the Director of Elementary English Language Arts and Intervention Services, MTSS K-12, in the West Islip School District. From 2000 to 2015, she was a first grade teacher, special education teacher and reading specialist in Jericho. Her educational career began as a second grade teacher in New York City.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from SUNY Oswego, a master’s degree in special education, a master’s degree in literacy and a professional diploma in educational administration, all from Queens College, and a doctorate in learning and teaching from Hofstra University. Dr. Walsh is a member of the New York State Association for Women in Administration and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She has presented at several conferences hosted by the Long Island chapter of ASCD and has also been published on the NYSAWA website. Additionally, she is a past recipient of the SCOPE administrator service award.

In Massapequa, Dr. Walsh will focus primarily on the elementary instructional program. She will work closely with elementary supervisors, principals, assistant principals and teachers to enhance an already strong foundational program for children.

“I’m excited to work with the community stakeholders in supporting districtwide programs and I look forward to becoming part of the Massapequa family,” Dr. Walsh said. “It has a strong community spirit. I’ve already received a warm welcome from teachers, parents and administrative colleagues.”

“Throughout every round of the interview process,” Superintendent Dr. William Brennan said, “Dr. Walsh stood out for her knowledge and expertise, as well as her warm, calm and caring demeanor. She is a problem-solver, she is flexible and she will be a great asset to the administrative team.”